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TGI Fridays launching sushi brand in Loudoun

A new sushi delivery restaurant brand called Krispy Rice is getting ready to debut in Loudoun County — and it’s coming from a most unlikely source: the area’s TGIFriday’s restaurants.

It’s the latest — and one of the more unusual ghost kitchen, or digital kitchens, to launch in the area. As The Burn has reported, the idea of ghost kitchens really took off during the pandemic as restaurants looked for ways to stay viable without guests in their dining rooms. One solution — host other restaurant concepts in your kitchen preparing meals for delivery only.

Krispy Rice was developed by a separate company that has partnered with TGIFridays. Initial tests proved overwhelmingly positive and now Friday’s is rolling out the concept to approximately 170 of its company owned stores, including Loudoun County.

“The menu offers variations of krispy rice from king salmon with yuzu to the plant-based truffle avocado to handrolls like spicy hamachi and wasabi in soy paper alongside maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi – all available a la carte or in three combinations based on your level of hunger,” read a statement from Friday’s announcing the new brand.

The full menu at Krispy Rice includes appetizers such as chicken gyoza and edamame, as well as sushi, rolls and sides. It’s comes packaged in boxes with various compartments to separate your items. You can see the full Krispy Rice menu here. 

We’re told the Krispy Rice launch in Loudoun County is officially scheduled for the first week in December, but that date could move up, or back, as they get things ready to go.

As with all ghost kitchens, Krispy Rice may only be available in certain parts of Loudoun, depending on the delivery radius around its parent restaurants — in this case, the local Fridays locations in Leesburg and Herndon.

(Image at top: Krispy Rice)

2 Comments
  1. Bobby F 2 months ago
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    I’m a trash panda, I’ll eat anything, but never in my life would I think of getting sushi from the kitchen of TGI Friday’s. I don’t care if iron chef morimoto is back there making it, no thanks.

  2. Sharon 2 months ago
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    Seems good though I personally prefer AYCE sushi here

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